My Freshers Week was an emotional rollercoaster and a half. I think people imagine that this is the time (and the only time) where you meet your friends for life. But friendships don’t work like that. You need time and shared experiences and building trust before something can be a friendship.
This week, our readers discuss the potential realities of a post-truth world.. and the importance of including marmite in must-have vegan ingredients.
“At the risk of offering advice that has the whiff of a platitude about it, if you’re a fresher this year, I’d really recommend being generous and patient with yourself. I wish I had.”
Ella Barnes, curates the essential vegan shopping list – perfect for anyone just starting out or if you’re looking for inspiration outside of your usual meal choices.
The new Lifestyle editorial team has been set up for the Summer Vac and Michaelmas term. To introduce ourselves, we’d thought we would do a spin on the ‘Desert Island’ format by discussing our ideal ‘Day in the Life on a Desert Island’.
In an exam, we view the shift from one question to another as a loss of both time and effort, a perspective that ultimately outweighs the potential for gain. Economists would describe this as an inefficient allocation of our resources; we, unfortunately, do not seem to care.
Laura McBride delivers a sentimental and personal account of her hometown Newcastle, and the many reasons why you should visit this gem of the North.
Sarah Lewis muses on what it might be like to return to Oxford, particularly to our old rooms haunted by the ghosts of times and memories past…
The effects of the pandemic almost seem somewhat amplified in this environment. The streets in Oxford are now deserted. Social distancing has made people more distant, and not just physically.
I step out of the window into the night, to take a long stroll through the city streets in a taxi. Sipping my wine and rocking the cab with my jumps of joy.